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Old March 16th, 2014, 20:39   #31
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Hey Mike. Awesome job on the Audi A3. Try not to wear out those tires churnin em. I tuned one at home the other day with studs. Tore up the asphalt good with those. Hehe
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Old July 15th, 2014, 06:35   #32
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I've been trying to contact ADW for the past week. No response.
I'm using e-mail AND phone calls. Anyone here been in touch with them?

Update: just talked to Daniel this mroning. They have a new shop and have been BUSY.
New shop is in different location so be sure to get address before you try to find them, although they are still in the general vicinity as before.

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Old July 15th, 2014, 08:44   #33
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I've been trying to contact ADW for the past week. No response.
I'm using e-mail AND phone calls. Anyone here been in touch with them?

Update: just talked to Daniel this mroning. They have a new shop and have been BUSY.
New shop is in different location so be sure to get address before you try to find them, although they are still in the general vicinity as before.
Happen to have the new address for them? I've been looking at a TDI in Asheville, but would like to have an inspection done before pulling the trigger on it.
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Old July 16th, 2014, 17:46   #34
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Daniel said he'd give me instructions for finding shop in an e-mail but so far no message. Yours is the best info so far, loudspl.
Wish he'd post on here for ALL of us to see.
Anyhow, I guess I can find it...
Edit: I have located a "Bob's Transmission Service" at 920 New Leicester Hwy.
Is this the place?

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Old July 17th, 2014, 10:35   #35
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Got a note from Daniel today.
He lists his address as 2893 New Leicester Hwy (NC63), Leicester, NC.
It is a bit further up the road from Mt. Carmel Road, and not associated with Bob's, so it seems.
Anyhow, I'm heading there tomorrow.
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Old July 17th, 2014, 11:14   #36
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Got a note from Daniel today.
He lists his address as 2893 New Leicester Hwy (NC63), Leicester, NC.
It is a bit further up the road from Mt. Carmel Road, and not associated with Bob's, so it seems.
Anyhow, I'm heading there tomorrow.
Cool.

I will edit previous post and "TDI Trusted Mechanics" info. so all will have the correct address.

This is the place to go guys if you need an excellent TDI wrench in the WNC area
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Old July 19th, 2014, 04:11   #37
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I challenge anyone to spend a day in Daniels shoes. A one man business is overwhelming at times. Continuous phone calls, 50 emails/day and broken cars keep lining up, flat beds showing up all hours of the day/night, feeding local/state/fed govt tax parasitic consumers, township, EPA, and insurances.
Ask me how I know. Hehe

Keep up the good work Daniel, you are the proud family mule for the next 40 years ;-))
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Old July 20th, 2014, 18:14   #38
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OK...Found the shop.(7/18/2014) Daniel has my injectors.
Apparently he is working alone, no sign of Landon. Is Landon an occasional helper or has another job and maybe works nights at the shop?
I'd advise anyone going there to call ahead to be sure someone will be at the shop.
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Old July 21st, 2014, 10:23   #39
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Landon no longer wrenches from what I've heard. Daniel does a great job and yes, sometimes he gets backed up- but that's not a bad thing! Just make sure you plan ahead and schedule your maintenance with him. 2 timing belts and a head gasket have been done by Daniel and my Golf is still running strong at 235k miles. He's always checking the condition of your car for other problems that could make big headaches down the road and has replaced leaking seals and faulty thermostats for me while having it all torn apart!
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 11:55   #40
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Landon does have a job, and a new Harley, and is happy to have his garage back (almost). Daniel may not be able to respond in short order, but he always does. We drive well over an hour to his shop, and after getting burned by non-VW TDI specialists (including the dealer), it's worth it to go to Asheville to have Daniel work on our 2001 Golf. It now has nearly 375,000 miles on it and we just got a 2002 with only 244,000 on it.
His shop has a lift! That will save him a lot of time and aggravation. Easier to get to now as well. It won't be a harrowing experience to bring the car on the trailer if I have to now. I've done it twice to the house, and it's a very close fit.
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Old July 26th, 2014, 06:03   #41
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ADW = Quality People, Quality Work.

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Old July 26th, 2014, 09:32   #42
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I challenge anyone to spend a day in Daniels shoes. A one man business is overwhelming at times. Continuous phone calls, 50 emails/day and broken cars keep lining up, flat beds showing up all hours of the day/night, feeding local/state/fed govt tax parasitic consumers, township, EPA, and insurances.
Ask me how I know. Hehe

Keep up the good work Daniel, you are the proud family mule for the next 40 years ;-))
Amen. The southeast is plagued with these loyal mechanics. We greatly appreciate it and love learning along the way.
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Old July 26th, 2014, 18:31   #43
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I challenge anyone to spend a day in Daniels shoes. A one man business is overwhelming at times. Continuous phone calls, 50 emails/day and broken cars keep lining up, flat beds showing up all hours of the day/night, feeding local/state/fed govt tax parasitic consumers, township, EPA, and insurances.
Ask me how I know. Hehe

Keep up the good work Daniel, you are the proud family mule for the next 40 years ;-))
Yep, everything Jeff says is very true.

One-man business is quite common in the TDI world:
Daniel Grindstaff
Jon Hamilton
Matt Whitbread
Jason Dignardi
Justin Grow
...and the list goes on

I was introduced to Jon Hamilton in Ohio by a flyer on my windshield. Didn't know these cars could be made fun until a one man business got me hooked!

We are very lucky to have guys like Daniel around.

If you're in the WNC/ East TN area, avoid the stealership and give Daniel some more work to do!
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Old July 27th, 2014, 04:35   #44
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x for daniels work...

how a pm on the Shop location ? tks in advance

Great that his newer location has a lift...
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Shop location ?
Appalachian Diesel Works
Daniel Grindstaff, owner
2893 New Leicester Hwy (NC highway 63)
Leicester, NC 28748

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